Friday, March 06, 2020

Woody Allen Memoir Dropped by Hachette After Staff Walkout

THR reports that Hachette Book Group will no longer publish Woody Allen's memoir, "Apropos of Nothing."

 "Hachette Book Group has decided that it will not publish Woody Allen’s memoir Apropos of Nothing, originally scheduled for sale in April 2020, and will return all rights to the author," the publishing company said in a statement.
"The decision to cancel Mr. Allen’s book was a difficult one. At HBG we take our relationships with authors very seriously, and do not cancel books lightly. We have published and will continue to publish many challenging books. As publishers, we make sure every day in our work that different voices and conflicting points of views can be heard. Also, as a company, we are committed to offering a stimulating, supportive and open work environment for all our staff. Over the past few days, HBG leadership had extensive conversations with our staff and others. After listening, we came to the conclusion that moving forward with publication would not be feasible for HBG." 
A source tells THR that following the announcement, HBG staff were surprised yet also relieved, clapping and cheering over the news.

This is truly pathetic. How an investigative mind such as Ronan Farrow's can be so blind to his mother's vindictive rage is mind-boggling -- and for a publisher to acquire the book and then abandon its author is the epitome of pusillanimity.

Nothing points to Allen's guilt while EVERY PIECE OF EVIDENCE points to Mia Farrow having emotionally abused daughter Dylan since she was 7 years old. A million bucks says the staffers don't even know the most basic details of the case.


Fabtastique said...

Shocking - I hope it’s picked up by another publisher soon

Coligny said...

A scandal due to a bunch oF leftists.

Bill said...

I completely agree with everything you said. It's heartbreaking that Woody Allen has become a pariah.

Edgar_Carpenter said...

He should publish it in Europe if he can't publish it here - or self-publish on the web, for that matter. A lot of us would love to read it.

And what's the point of censoring him, no matter what you think about the discredited accusations? This just looks like Ronan and his fans don't want anything to disturb their convictions.